by / on September 27, 2012 at 10:29 AM / in Gourmet, Omiyage

Kyoto Delicacies In Takao!

In front of the Saimyo-ji temple is a small shop that sells various kinds of Omiyage and Kyoto delicacies of the local area. The Takao region and the Kiyotaki river are dotted with river side restaurants that offer local Kyoto delicacies to the many tourists that flock here during the Sakura and autumn season. It’s much like the Kibune area in Ohara. […]

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by / on May 9, 2012 at 1:46 PM / in Gourmet, Japanese Tea

A Simple Japanese Tea Guide!

Here a few popular Japanese teas . The area where I live has many famous tea plantation and is known as Uji cha. Shincha, literally “new tea”, represents the first month’s harvest of Sencha, a Japanese green tea. Basically, it is the same as ichibancha, “the first-picked tea,” and is characterized by its fresh aroma and sweetness. Use of the […]

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by / on February 22, 2012 at 10:55 PM / in Gourmet, Out Of The Box, Sukiyaki

Sukiyaki: A Japanese Winter Delicacy!

The other day while out dining we choose Sukiyaki. It was a cold winters night and we where staying in a mountain lodge in the Yamashiro mountains. It’s one of my favorites and enjoyed with a cup of Nihon shuu, it’s hard to resist. The nice thing about it is that you can sit around the table, cook the vegies […]

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by / on January 12, 2011 at 9:41 PM / in Gourmet, Out Of The Box, Ramen

Ramen, Japans most popular dish!

Ramen: is a Japanese noodle dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed kamaboko, green onions, and occasionally corn. Almost every locality in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of […]

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